McSaddle (1) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2013 does not count
I was surprised by what was available in their Spring Variety Pack. Little White Rye was included in the Summer Variety Pack, though it is hardly a summer beer and has an offensive flavor. Sam Adams often offers a pleasant surprise but every now and then they brew something that should never have been. If you want a Rye, try Founder’s Red’s Rye. swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2013
This is quite am interesting selection. Pours a hazy yellow with a light white top. Aroma is very complex with notes of wheat, grass, earth, but a with a sweet edge. Fresh leaves come through as well. Taste is some cloves with a little banana that doesn’t quite live up to the aroma. More of a wheat beer that one should definitely smell before tasting. notalush (5875) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
This should probably be listed as a witbier - hazy gold - fairly thick lace - quite a bit of sage in the nose - some sweet orange notes underneath - the rye is mild, but adds an interesting dimension that works surprisingly well with the sage - medium body - soft carbonation in the mouth - lightly spicy up front (pepper, herbs), followed by a light citric tartness - rye arrives late, along with mild sage - like in the nose, they play off of each other much better than I was expecting - spicy finish - pretty good. wxman (1819) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Pours a hazy golden with a full white head that dissipates to a thin coating in short order. Aroma is coriander and bread. Taste is smooth and creamy with noticable rye bread dough, spices and a bit of hop bitterness at the end. Couldn’t find an IBU rating anywhere, but I suspect it’s around 40. Pretty decent summer refresher offered in Sam’s summer 12-pack.